How to Make Paneer

Step by step instructions on how to make Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) at home!

Making paneer at home is easier than you think!

 

Paneer, the most famous Indian vegetable which actually is not a vegetable yet 5 out of the 10 options on the vegetarian menu in an Indian restaurant will have paneer on...

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Sambar – How to make Sambar

Sambar – south Indian lentil stew made with vegetables, lentils and a special blend of spices.

It’s best enjoyed with rice, idli or dosa. Don’t let the list of ingredients intimidate you, it’s actually easy to put together!

When we eat South Indian food in restaurants, my focus is always more on the sambar and...

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Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Baby potatoes curry spiced with fennel, ginger and whole spices, Kashmiri Dum Aloo is a delicious way to enjoy potatoes in a new flavor!

If you are tired of eating the same old potato curry, then give this recipe a try! Pairs well with rice or any flatbread.

Dum aloo is a spicy curry usually made with baby potatoes and widely popular in India. Now there are many ways to make it but one of the most famous one is “Kashmiri Dum Aloo” originating from the state of Jammu & Kashmir and hence...

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Moong Dal Tadka

Simple and comforting Moong Dal Tadka.

This is one of the simplest Indian dals made with split petite yellow lentils.

A tempering (tadka) of cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves makes this a flavorful & comforting dish!

Of all the dals that I grew up eating at home on a regular basis, moong dal was probably everyone’s least favorite.

Most people consider it as bland and in fact we used to eat...

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Dal Makhani

Creamy and buttery Dal Makhani is one of India’s most loved dal!

This dal has whole black lentils cooked with butter and cream and simmered on low heat for that unique flavor. It tastes best with garlic naan!

I share all my tips and tricks to make restaurant style Dal Makhani at home with easy to follow steps.

Lentils have been an integral part of...

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Aloo Methi

Simple Indian stir fry with potatoes and fresh fenugreek leaves.

This Aloo Methi was quite a winter staple in my home and is best enjoyed with flatbread like roti.

I don’t see fresh methi leaves (fenugreek) very often here in the market.

But whenever I spot them, I make sure to buy few bunches and either make paratha with them or a simple stir fry like this Aloo...

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Dal Tadka

Lentils tempered with spices and ghee, this Dal Tadka is one of the most popular Indian dishes and also my personal favorite.

This recipe uses burnt charcoal for that smokey flavor which makes the dal even more special!

Whenever we would eat out in India (when I was little), we would always order 2 types of dal for the table –...

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Jeera Aloo

Jeera Aloo is a popular Indian side dish made with potatoes and cumin seeds!

This simple recipe gets done in minutes and goes so well with a side of bread. You only need a handful of ingredients to make this Jeera Aloo.

We are talking potatoes again! What do I do? I can’t help it because there are just too many Indian potato recipes and when I make them I feel like sharing them on the blog too...

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Aloo Palak

Simple and healthy Aloo Palak is a vegan Indian dish where spinach and potatoes are cooked together with spices.

My homemade version of aloo palak uses minimal spices making it so comforting. Tastes best with flatbread like roti or paratha!

Potato is added to a lot of Indian curries and gravies. I think we have this habit of adding potatoes to anything and everything.

I think...

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Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer – paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and bell peppers cooked in a spicy masala.

This restaurant style Kadai Paneer gets its unique flavor from freshly ground spices like coriander and red chilies! Enjoy it with naan or paratha.

Paneer is one of my husband’s favorite vegetable (if you consider it as a vegetable that is, Indians definitely do!) and green...

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Bhindi Masala

Bhindi Masala is a popular Indian dish made with okra, onion, tomatoes & spices! This stir fry is best enjoyed with warm rotis.

Okra or bhindi as it’s called in Hindi is a very popular vegetable in India. I think after paneer (which though is not a vegetable but most definitely treated like one in India), bhindi must be everyone’s favorite veggies especially kids.

I say this because I remember when I was a kid my...

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Sarson ka Saag

Sarson Ka Saag aka spicy mustard greens is a winter staple in Northern India. It’s usually served with makki roti (a flatbread made with maize flour), a dollop of butter and makes a nutritious meal!

If there’s one thing that I really like about Indian cooking, it’s how much we cook using seasonal ingredients. I think that is so important!

One should always cook and eat seasonal because the taste of these...

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